Spring of 2012 shaping up to be warmest on record in Ann Arbor
We all know this spring has felt a lot more like summer, and a check of the record books confirms that. The spring of 2012 is on track to be the warmest in recorded history in the Ann Arbor area.
With an average temperature of 53.5 degrees so far, it’s the warmest since record keeping began in 1880, said University of Michigan weather observer Dennis Kahlbaum.
The coldest spring was recorded in 1883 when the average temperature was 40.2 degrees, Kahlbaum said.
Although the calendar says spring lasts from March 20 to June 20, we’re talking about meteorological spring here, considered to be March through May.
Above normal temperatures will continue for the upcoming holiday weekend, starting with today. Forecasters predict a high of about 85 in Ann Arbor. The normal high for this date is 66 degrees.
Friday and Saturday are expected to have highs near 80. The forecast calls for a high of 87 Sunday and 89 on Monday.
For weather updates and forecasts anytime, check AnnArbor.com's weather page.